Pretty much the whole months of January and February have been work months for me. I’ve been helping one of my friends install and fabricate huge Iron doors for people that can afford to spend a lot of money on their front doors!
We even put in the front door on Mat Hoffman’s new house too!
That job was really fun because Mat has a vert ramp in his back yard, so we were able to take breaks from the door to get a little vert session in!
That last one is Mat blasting.
Turns out working with metal can be hazardous to your epidermis! Haha
I think that splinter was in there about half an inch!
And wood too…
We (we being the Tyler BMX crew) also re built our private warehouse over the past few weeks. It still has a little ways to go, but we finally got it to a point where we could leave it for a bit and have good sessions until we feel the need to do more!
Also, I plan on adding a lot more art to the ramps. I repainted the fan box on the back wall to a 4 ft by 4 ft FiveTen logo!!!
I tried to mask it all off and make it perfect, but about a third of the way into it, I took a step back and it looked really bad, my proportions that is, so I just grabbed a sticker and free handed it with a brush! Needless to say, I’m pretty proud of myself for getting it that close freehanded! There is a local Dallas street artist that came in to ride and did a piece on the curved wall ride that looks really cool too. He is planning on coming back to help fill the place with awesome art! I’m looking forward to it!
Speaking of art, I added some new paint to my helmet too!
We had our first session on the new ramps the other day, and Twenty-eight BMXers, three girls, and one dog showed up for the fun! =) It was an awesome session. Jacob Hope was one of the guys that came and filmed a bit for an edit that he’s been working on. There are only a few clips, but it’s pretty cool.
Here’s the completed web edit Jacob did.
Here are a few iPhone photos of me riding the new setup! I really need to get my hands on a nice set of flashes to use with my buddies camera! =P
Carving the new Ghetto rigged vertwall
Three-Tabe over the Volcano
These two are pretty blurry, but we have a 360 turndown and a 360 tabletop on the box
This is a 450-whip to oppo Smith on the sub
This is the slow part of the year for me concerning BMX, but I try to do as many shows as possible during my down time! A few weeks ago I had the honor of doing a halftime show for an Oklahoma State University basketball game with Mat Olson, Peat Brandt, John Shaw, and Mat Hoffman. It was a lot of fun, kind of crazy though! We had a total of eight minutes to put on the entire show, that included setup and tear down! One minute to set the ramp up on the court, six minutes to do stunts, and one minute to get the ramp back off the court!
Hahaha this photo is outstanding! It’s a still from Mat Olson’s GoPro when he jumped over Mat H. in the shawi! Notice that Mat’s arms are spread out wider than the landing of the ramp!
Psycho took this photo! Just wanted to mention that! =P
Me and Psycho
That’s my Hero! Love this guy!
And that about sums up the past few months!
Till next time… =)